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NARNIA Begins Recording New Album

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA have issued the following update: "We are happy to announce that we have a bunch of new songs and that we have started the recording of our sixth studio album!!! The songs are heading in an up-tempo, aggressive but melodic direction. This time none less than Fredrik Nordstrm (Studio Fredman) will ...

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AMASEFFER Signs With INSIDEOUT MUSIC

AMASEFFER, the "holy project" featuring guest appearances by Mats Levn (KRUX, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY) and Kobi Farhi (ORPHANED LAND), has inked a deal with InsideOut Music. The group's debut album, entitled "Slaves for Life" is the first in a trilogy about the history of the people of Israel as portrayed in ...

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'Beautiful Voices Vol. 3' DVD+CD Due In April

The German branch of Nuclear Blast Records has set an April 11 release date for the "Beautiful Voices Vol. 3" DVD+CD combo featuring female-fronted rock and metal bands. It is the follow-up to the successful first and second parts in the series. The "Vol. 3" details are as follows: DVD track listing: 01. NIGHTWISH - ...

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TODESBONDEN To Release 'Sleep Now, Quiet Forest' In June

TODESBONDEN, the atmospheric doom band founded by Laurie Ann Haus (AUTUMN TEARS, EPHEMERAL SUN, NEST, RAIN FELL WITHIN, GARDEN OF SHADOWS), will release its new album, "Sleep Now, Quiet Forest", on June 24 via Prophecy North America. According to a press release, TODESBONDEN is an exotic blend of world music, symphonic classical music, and epic ...

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DISTORTED: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Revealed

Female-fronted Israeli metal stalwarts DISTORTED have completed work on their second full-length album, "Voices from Within", due later in the year via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Memorial" was recorded at Underground Studios with producer Pelle Seather and it features guest appearances by Thomas Vikström (THERION, ex-CANDLEMASS), Lisa Johansson (DRACONIAN) and Sven De Caluwe ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS Confirmed For Slovenia's METAL MANIA

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS has been confirmed for the 2008 edition of Metal Mania Fest, set to take place August 14-16 in Slovenia. Commented the band: We had a blast playing Slovenia on the THERION/TRISTANIA tour in 2004 and we are really looking forward to get back and tear it up with our Slovenian friends!" ...

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INCRAVE: 'Dead End' Release Dates Announced

Ulterium Records (Sweden) and Nightmare Records (U.S.) have struck up a deal for the North American release of the "Dead End" album by the Swedish heavy-/power metal band INCRAVE. Nightmare Records will release the CD in North America on May 13. The album will arrive in Europe on April 25, with distribution via Sound Pollution ...

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Under the Black Cross - PENTACLE

Just the sight of the name Wannes Gubbels should make this a must-buy for any fan of dirt-caked, primeval, doom-lurching war death metal. As a member for the last decade of the most recent lineup of ASPHYX (not to discount his other bands, SOULBURN or BUNKUR), he is clearly not only a practitioner of that ...

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INCRAVE: New Album Details Revealed

Swedish heavy/power metal band INCRAVE will release its new album, "Dead End", on April 25 in Europe through Ulterium Records. The CD will be distributed by Sound Pollution in Scandinavia and by Metal Heaven in the rest of Europe. The North American release date will be announced within the coming weeks. "Dead End" was mixed ...

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MOONSPELL: New Audio Interview With MIKE GASPAR Available

Episode 42 of the MetalCast show podcast features a 49-minute audio interview with drummer Miguel "Mike" Gaspar of the Portuguese metal band MOONSPELL. Mike talks about the recording of the group's new album, music and politics, extremism in metal, MOONSPELL history and many other interesting subjects. He also gives a "mini interview in Portuguese after ...

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MEHIDA Hard At Work On Second Album

MEHIDA, the Finnish/Swedish melodic metal band featuring former CANDLEMASS/current THERION singer Thomas Vikström, has issued the following update: "The recording of the second MEHIDA album is going on full steam and all the people who liked the approach of the first one can expect the follow up album to be even stronger and more powerful. ...

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AMASEFFER: New Single Posted Online

AMASEFFER, the "holy project" featuring guest appearances by Mats Levén (KRUX, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY) and Kobi Farhi (ORPHANED LAND), has posted its new single, "Slaves for Life", on the band's official web site. According to the group, "this is the opening track from our first part of a Trilogy ...

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THERION: No New Album Before 2010

THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has issued the following update: "Today the 20-year anniversary tour starts where we will perform the entire 'Theli' album. We therefore have printed a lot of 'Theli'-related merchandise plus some other old designs from the 'Lemuria'/'Sirius B' era that we never ended up using using back then. Some designs will be ...

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THERION: Budapest Concert To be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Swedish symphonic metallers THERION will film their December 12 concert at Petofi Hall in Budapest, Hungary for an upcoming DVD. THERION's Christofer Johnsson recently made the following announcement: * Piotr Wawrzeniuk will be joining us at Glachau and go with us until Krakow. * Messiah Marcolin (ex-CANDLEMASS, MOMENTO MORI) will be joining us at Budapest ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Launch New World Tour In June

JUDAS PRIEST's official web site has been updated with the following message: "The JUDAS PRIEST machine will be rolling out on the road again next year. The tour starts in June 2008 — dates to be announced shortly! Please note that only when dates are announced here on our website are they actually official and ...

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VAN HALEN, JUDAS PRIEST Rumored For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

VAN HALEN and JUDAS PRIEST are among the bands who are rumored to be playing next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7, 2008 in in Sölvesborg, Sweden. It should be noted, however, that neither of these acts has been officially confirmed for the event and their possible participation in the festival ...

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NARNIA Focusing On Songwriting

Swedish epic/melodic metallers NARNIA have issued the following update: "Due to current personal situations within in the band, we are not, as planned originally, doing any concerts at the moment. We plan to be back in the spring of 2008. In the meantime, we focus on writing songs for our new album which is to ...

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THERION To Be Joined By Keyboardist FERDY DOERNBERG For European Tour

Christofer Johnsson of the Swedish metallers THERION has issued the following update: "Ferdy Doernberg (ULI JON ROTH, AXEL RUDI PELL, ROUGH SILK) will be joining the entire [European] tour to play keyboards. The songs will be re-arraged for keyboards especially for this tour." Johnsson previously announced that: * Piotr Wawrzeniuk will join THERION in Glachau ...

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AMASEFFER: 'The CD Is Done!'

Drummer and main songwriter Erez Yohanan of the "holy project" AMASEFFER has issued the following update: "It is a great pleasure to finally write the words 'the CD is done!' "We have just came back from Germany and we thought to share some words with you that will wrap up our Holy voyage so far ...

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'20 Years Of Nuclear Blast' DVD Trailer Available

A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips ...

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THERION Mainman Issues Tour Wrap-Up

Christofer Johnsson of the Swedish metallers THERION has issued the following update: "We're back in Europe and besides Kiev that will be the last show on this tour, we're pretty much done. Some words for our fans: "Latin America: Thank you for being even more amazing than ever! We also made a new record here; ...

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Kick-Off Celebration To Be Broadcast Live

The organizers of the Sweden Rock Festival will announce the first 20-25 bands confirmed for next year's event during the kick-off party on November 24 at Tyrol in Stockholm. The party will be broadcast live on the Stockholm radio station 106.7 Rockklassiker beginning at 7:00 p.m. local time and will be available for streaming worldwide ...

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